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  • Top 10 Riesling Producers

    Here’s another stab at a great list of producers, this time my favorite Riesling producers, in fact. Like all of the other top 10 producer lists, this one...


  • Top 10 Producers of Bordeaux Blend Wines

    As with all of my top producer lists, I’m trying to be reasonable. I’m limiting myself to a max price of $100 a bottle in this selection, though most of...


  • Top 10 Syrah Producers

    Syrah has a problem. Actually, it’s a crisis- an identity crisis. While producing world class Syrah (Shiraz), they have failed to capture the imaginations...


  • Top Zinfandel Producers

    During our Global Tasting Initiatives, we try to offer guidance regarding what wines in the marketplace are among the better buys. While I am proud of the...


  • Cabernet to Buy Now

    One of the oddities of the California wine scene is that the biggest producers are also among the oldest producers. Many, if not most, of the famous names...


  • Laurel Glen Vertical Tasting

    1981: Autumnal on the nose with a leafy, earthy character and a light green streak, but this is perfumed and quite attractive with a Bordelaise complexity. A...


  • Sonoma Mountain Cabs

    When talk turns to the great California Cabernet producers of the 1980s and 1990s, the topic of conversation invariably turns to Napa Valley, with a geek...


  • Louis Jadot Tasting

    A vintage like 2009 is perfect for those just beginning to explore the region, as well as those with more familiarity. Its youthful exuberance makes it...


  • 7 Great Wines from La Follette

    2008 Lorenzo Vineyard Russian River Valley Chardonnay: Smoky and nutty on the nose with a rather assertive vanilla bean overlay and lots of acid-driven,...


  • 12 Top Wines from Brooks

    2008 Amycas 13.1%, $15: Very aromatic with notes of honey, sage and lychee. In the mouth, this shows great tension with a slightly nutty core with bright...


  • 6 Top Wines from Lungarotti

    2009 Torre di Giano Trebbiano and Grechetto, 12%: Crisp on the nose with notes of citrus rind and talc underlain with a fine ripe herbal scent. Crisp on...


  • 7 Surprising Wines from Cavit

    NV Muller Thurgau Spumante: Very fruity on the nose with lots of peachy fruit topped with a touch of chamomile. With 8-10 grams of residual sugar this has a...


  • Top Values from Drouhin

    Joseph Drouhin is one of the finest négociants not only in Burgundy, but in the world. The family produces wines in classic négociant fashion, as well as...


  • 20 New Wines from Burgundy

    Burgundy is one of the most difficult wine-producing regions to wrap one’s head around. It has been called a minefield for decades and continues to present...


  • Popular Wine-Tasting Themes

    I recently wrote about wine-tasting parties, and almost as an afterthought mentioned a few common themes, so I thought I might take some time to discuss some...


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